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Patterns in dynamics

dc.contributor.authorMotta, Francis Charles, author
dc.contributor.authorShipman, Patrick D., advisor
dc.contributor.authorBradley, R. Mark, committee member
dc.contributor.authorCavalieri, Renzo, committee member
dc.contributor.authorDangelmayr, Gerhard, committee member
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T05:56:29Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T05:56:29Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.description2012 Spring.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.descriptionZip file contains supplementary video.
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we introduce and explore the idea of persistent homology (PH) and discuss several applications of this computational topology tool beyond its intended purpose. In particular we apply persistence to data generated by dynamical systems. The application of persistent homology to the circle map will lead us to rediscover the well-known result about the distribution of points in the orbit of this ergodic system called the Three Distance Theorem. We then apply PH to data extracted from several models of ion bombardment of a solid surface. This will present us with an opportunity to discuss new ways of interpreting PH data by introducing statistics on its output. Using these statistics we will begin to develop a technique to answer questions of interest to physicists about the degree of ordering present in the topography of a solid surface after ion bombardment. Finally we observe some inherent limitations in PH and, through simple examples, develop techniques to improve the technology. Specically we will implement algorithms to iteratively spread points on a real algebraic variety and demonstrate that the methodology works to improve the signals in the output of PH.
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dc.identifierMotta_colostate_0053N_11052.pdf
dc.identifierMotta_colostate_0053N_11052_suppl.zip
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/88357
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof2000-2019
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dc.subjectdynamical systems
dc.subjection bombardment
dc.subjecttopology
dc.subjectpatterns
dc.subjectpersistent homology
dc.titlePatterns in dynamics
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thesis.degree.disciplineMathematics
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.S.)

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